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Roberto Gerhard’s Photos

The photographs in the Gerhard Archive have now been sorted and documented, and lists of them can be found on the Gerhard web pages. They arrived in the Library totally unsorted, and many of them unidentified. Roberto had marked the … Continue reading

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Cambridge manuscripts and RISM Sigla

RISM (Repertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales) has recently made an announcement about a new web site for their library sigla. RISM library sigla comprise three elements: a Country code (usually the same as used for motor vehicles), a Town code in … Continue reading

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The Fitzwilliam Handel Autograph Manuscripts

In association with the Cambridge Early Music’s Handel Festival (2nd and 3rd October) the Fitzwilliam Museum has mounted a special exhibition selected from the autograph manuscripts of some of the music performed. Four of the volumes of autographs are on … Continue reading

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The Peterhouse Partbooks : music at Cambridge in the early seventeenth century

The survival of 18 manuscript choir partbooks in the library of Peterhouse is an extraordinary historical and musicological tale. What they are, where they came from, and how they survived was the subject of a fascinating conference at the beginning … Continue reading

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Aylesford MSS in the Fitzwilliam

  The music manuscripts acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum after the sale in 1918 of the Aylesford Collection have recently been catalogued on the Cambridge Unversity online catalogue “Newton”.   Edward Dent, then a fellow of King’s College, had a … Continue reading

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